Heading into Week 13 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Detroit Lions are as healthy as they’ve been all season.
A lengthy injury report paired with key players on IR is nothing new for the Detroit Lions. But they are in general getting healthier, as Jameson Williams and Romeo Okwara near returns from major injuries, which brings promise for a nice run over the final six games of the season with plenty of hands on deck.
Here is the final injury report for the Lions heading to Week 13 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, with game statuses.
C/OG Evan Brown (ankle)-Out
LB Julian Okwara (elbow)-Out
OG Jonah Jackson (concussion)-No designation
CB Jeff Okudah (concussion)-No designation
DL Josh Paschal (knee)-No designation
C Frank Ragnow (foot)-No designation
OT Penei Sewell (ankle)-No designation
CB Chase Lucas (hamstring)-No designation
S Ifeatu Melifonwu (illness)-No designation
Detroit Lions healthier than they’ve been all season this week
Brown will miss a second straight game with an ankle issue, and the Lions’ right guard/backup center doesn’t appear close to playing. Julian Okwara suffered an elbow injury against the Bills on Thanksgiving Day, when he braced himself from a fall. He may also miss a few games.
Two players out and no one else even listed as questionable is a notably short injury report for Detroit. It’s as healthy as they’ve been in several weeks, if not all season.
Jackson and Okudah could not clear concussion protocol on a short week before the Bills’ game, but both are good to go now with no injury status for Sunday.
Paschal has missed the last couple games, and no matter his role (starter or backup) the rookie’s return will help the Lions’ defense.
Sewell showed up on the injury report this week with an ankle issue, but a full practice on Friday has him without a designation for Sunday. Ragnow is playing through a foot injury that won’t be right until the season is over, but his status for Sundays has yet to be a real question
Here’s a look at the injury report for the Jaguars.
RB Travis Etienne (foot)-Questionable
WR Zay Jones (chest)-Questionable
S Andre Cisco (shoulder)-Questionable
RB Darrell Henderson (illness)-Questionable
DE Roy Robertson-Harris (illness)-No designation